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September 17, 2019 News News

Dentist Selected To Head The National Institute Of Nursing Research – Nurses Are Outraged

by Nurse.org

The National Institute for Nursing Research, which is the largest federal nursing research institute and disburses federal grants, will soon be headed by a biologist and a dentist. Lawrence Tabak, who has served as the former principal deputy director and is

September 17, 2019 News News

Dental Hygienist Loses Licence And Called ‘Sexual Abuser’ For Treating His Wife

by CBC News

A dental hygienist branded as a sexual abuser and stripped of his licence because he treated his wife has lost his bid to have the punishment overturned. Ontario’s Divisional Court decision upholding the “harsh” punishment for Alexandru Tanase comes even

September 16, 2019 News News

Nifty Helper For The Dental Practice – Used A 100 Million Times Over*

by Ivoclar Vivadent

OptraGate: new sales record by Ivoclar Vivadent Thanks to its special design, the OptraGate lip and cheek retractor has achieved movie star status. Sprinkled with stardust though it may be, this ingenious little item is above all handy and comfortable.

September 16, 2019 News News

New Study Questions Value Of Fluoride Varnish

by University of Washington

Fluoride varnish has become a popular anti-cavity treatment for children, and it isn’t hard to see why. It’s relatively easy to apply, and not just for dentists or dental hygienists. Pediatricians can do it as well, with minimal instruction. The

September 16, 2019 News Oral Health

Olive And Mastic Trees Have Compounds That Help Improve Oral Health

by Your News

Bacteria, fungi, and viruses are integral parts of the human body. They outnumber cells 10 to one and are hosted by different systems, such as the skin, the mouth, and the gut. These microbes contribute to health through their genes, which are normally

September 16, 2019 News News

USask Dentistry Receives Largest Gift In College’s History

by University of Saskatchewan News

The funds will be applied to the construction and equipment costs for the dental clinic located in the future USask campus in Prince Albert. President of dentalcorp Guy Amini noted, “dentalcorp is dedicated to increasing access to care for Canadians

September 15, 2019 News News

More Oral Health Care For Halifax’s Community Groups

by Dalhousie University

Representatives from the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia and Green Shield Canada visited the Faculty of Dentistry at the end of August to present Dr. Ben Davis, dean of the Faculty, with a gift to the Faculty of $200,000. The donation will support the

September 15, 2019 News News

$5M Debt For Edmonton Dentist Led To Clinic Closures

by CTV News Edmonton

A judge has ruled an Edmonton dentist owes Alberta Treasury Branches more than $5 million after he failed to meet the terms of a loan, prompting the sudden closure of a chain of dental clinics he operated. Dr. Amarjit Seehra

September 14, 2019 News News

Niagara Seniors Dental Program ‘Step In Right Direction’

by Welland Tribune

Thousands of seniors in Niagara might soon benefit from a new program providing them with dental care they otherwise couldn’t afford, despite concerns that too many seniors will be excluded. Niagara Region’s health and social services committee members voted to

September 14, 2019 News News

vhf Z4 Now Available Through Patterson Dental In Canada

by vhf

vhf is pleased to announce that Patterson Dental added the high-precision milling and grinding machine Z4 to their portfolio for Canadian customers. The German manufacturer and the prestigious dental supply company agreed on the distribution in June. Both parties are

September 13, 2019 News News

Dentist Alleged To Have Drilled Too Many Teeth And Billed Too Much

by Windsor Star

Putting fillings into teeth where there were no cavities, and billing for dental work that wasn’t performed, are among the “acts of professional misconduct” alleged by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario against an Amherstburg dentist. Dr. Zeljko

September 13, 2019 News News

Dental Assistant Turns ‘Pro’ Selling Fake Retainers And Braces

by The Thaiger

The Chiang Mai Provincial Public Health Office has arrested an unqualified or registered dental retainer seller that used to work as a dentist assistant. She has been selling the fake retainers to customers online via Facebook. Nattawut Prasertsiripong, from the

September 13, 2019 News News

ADA President: ‘Dentists Helping Dentists — This Is What The ADA Is All About’

by ADA

Standing before the House of Delegates, new ADA President Chad P. Gehani said he considers it his “responsibility to ensure that the ADA remains the guardian of your life commitment to the profession — and I am not just talking

September 12, 2019 News News

6,000 Year Old Dental Plaque Used To Reveal Earliest Evidence Of Milk Consumption

by BBC News

Scientists have discovered the earliest direct evidence of milk consumption by humans. The team identified milk protein entombed in calcified dental plaque (calculus) on the teeth of prehistoric farmers from Britain. It shows that humans were consuming dairy products as

September 12, 2019 News News

How Pipeline Programs Can Increase Diversity In Dentistry

by New York University

The field of dentistry has a diversity problem. Despite calls for a more diverse workforce, only 15.2 percent of dental school applicants in 2016 were underrepresented minorities, according to the American Dental Education Association. Having more dentists from diverse backgrounds

September 12, 2019 News News

Neocis CEO And Co-Founder Joins Boston University Dental School Dean’s Advisory Board, Contributes Knowledge Of Dental Robotics

by Neocis, Inc.

Neocis CEO and co-founder Dr. Alon Mozes has joined the Dean’s Advisory Board at Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, to which he will contribute his vast knowledge of and experience in the intersection between advanced robotics

September 12, 2019 News News

USask College of Dentistry Recruits Top Tier Dentistry Researcher

by University of Saskatchewan News

Dr. Walter Siqueira’s saliva and salivary components research provides a wealth of information about how our bodies work and can be used in the detection, prognosis and treatment of oral and systemic diseases. He is also one of the first

September 12, 2019 News News

FDI Survey Says Refugees Have Limited Access To Regular Dental Check-Ups And Screenings

by FDI World Dental Federation

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that there are more than 70 million forcibly displaced people worldwide—26 million of them are refugees. In June 2019, FDI World Dental Federation surveyed its member National Dental Associations (NDAs) to measure the

September 11, 2019 News News

NYU Duo Including ADA Member Dentist Receives Grant To Further Study Oral Cancer Pain

by ADA

An ADA member who founded the New York University Oral Cancer Center was among researchers who received a $2.5 million grant to study the role of the protein artemin in oral cancer pain and growth. The grant is from the

September 11, 2019 News News

Walmart Tests Dentistry And Mental Care As It Moves Deeper Into Primary Health

by CNBC

Walmart, the world’s biggest retailer, is moving deeper into the primary care and mental health market, opening a new clinic called Walmart Health in Georgia. The company recently updated its website with a link to Walmart Health, describing its “newest location